Pubs of Manchester

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Saturday, 30 January 2010

Yates's / Merchants, Oldham Street (bottom)

Merchants, Oldham Street. (c) Alan Winfield with permission.

This Yates's became the Merchants, which had live music or comedy on most nights.  It also did Hot Toddys, maybe in homage to the blobs that were available in its days as Yates's.

Merchants, Oldham Street, 1991. (c) deltrems at flickr.

These days it the building is still Merchants Hotel but the bar is the rather dodgy Joe's Bar, a sports bar (formerly Bar Code).  Update: Joe's Bar now closed.

Merchants Hotel & Joe's Bar, Oldham Street. (c) Google 2010. View Larger Map.


  1. My first venture into a pub, they had an off sales at the side if I remember rightly? sawdust on the floor too !

  2. now being turned into a Thai restaurant - opening shortly.